The iPhone 13 Pro Max has TWO Secrets inside?! – Teardown!
. Well theres. Definitely something super new and cool inside to check out thats for sure and now youre wondering if that was a joke or if its really true or maybe im just killing time, because these phones are a royal pain to take apart, lets, get started. Applause, Music lets be honest, apple. Does some really good things like marketing or building ecosystems, but making their phones easy to repair is not one of them. In fact, apple goes out of their way to make their phones hard to fix its like a really, not fun game that apples been playing since day. One and the people who lose are the customers in the planet. The iphone 13 pro max has two pentalobe screws down at the bottom, just like usual and then with heat and suction, the screen can start to lift up and out of the stainless steel housing. This is much harder than it looks by the way, since the screen is flush with the frame its hard to get a good grip on that screen without breaking it, especially since glass is glass, and we know what happens to glass, keep in mind that if you Ever crack the back glass on your iphone 13 pro max apple will charge you 599 dollars to replace it. Luckily, larger phone repair shops probably have a laser glass remover by now. So if you dont want to play apples, game or dont have insurance, you can always go to one of those.
Now that we have the screen off feel free to feast your eyes on these internals its interesting. That apple has taken time to print the a15 bionic text on the motherboard, paying extra to print in a place that nobody is supposed to see unless apples counting on people seeing it during my tear down and by displaying that a15 bionic branding. It brings awareness to apples, proprietary chip manufacturing capability to millions of people using my videos, which they hate to their own advantage. Well, played tim well played ill check the screen to make sure we didnt toast anything out of warranty screen. Repairs are about 329 dollars from apple by the way like the back glass, its priced in a way thatll coerce customers into getting a new phone instead of just fixing their old one, basically offsetting all the eco friendly progress apples made in other areas, not my favorite Right underneath the a15 bionic, i fell for it. Our three tri point: screws holding down the metal plate over the battery connector ill unplug that battery just like a little lego along with the screen ribbon. The top screen ribbon is held in place by two more uncommon. Tri point screws and switching screwdriver bits, another time, two more phillips head screws. We have currently used three different screwdriver bits on nine screws, see what i mean by apple, making this difficult. If you dont, keep your screws organized its game over with the display removed, the screen is actually pretty thin.
Apples still using the oled display on these new phones, theyre, calling it super retina. The ribbon cable on the top contains a microphone proximity sensor and light sensor up inside that top notch. The cameras and earpiece are still left inside of the foam body, speaking of which there are two more screws holding down a third metal plate just south of that a15 bionic east of the a15 bionic. We have a super large metal plate covering up the camera unit with its five screws to keep the screws organized. I lay out the screws around the metal plates on my table and then just try not to sneeze for the rest of the repair ill, get a close up shot of the insides of this iphone 13 pro max feel free to bump up your resolution to 4k Screenshot this crop it and set it as the background of your phone. That way, you too can advertise the a15 bionic. I mean to be fair, it does look pretty cool continuing on. There are two more lego style ribbon connectors in charge of the camera units, and this is where things have changed ever so slightly from last years model. The sensors are slightly larger, taking up a good portion of the phone and yeah. We have the 12 megapixel three times, telephoto lens sticking up like everest with ois. Then we have the 12 megapixel ultra wide over here in the middle, which does not have ois.
And finally, we have the 12 megapixel main camera here on the bottom, which apple says, has something called sensor shift ois, but, as you can clearly see, the lens itself is not moving. Instead of moving the camera lens, like every other smartphone manufacturer, does, with their cameras, apple has decided to stabilize the internal sensor. Let me show you how that works. It might sound like im praising apple here for a second, because i am, but i promise ill keep it short. Like usual, all of the cameras are locked together inside of the same housing, which makes switching between all three perspectives in the camera app much faster and more seamless, but it also means we need to resort to catastrophic analysis to see whats. Going on quick question, though, do you remember those old school lego, bionicles, im, not sure what reminded me of those, but anyway, back to the camera with the rear metal removed, so we can see that sensor inside its actually shifting around in the housing. The reason this is better or more efficient is that the sensor is much lighter than the camera lens. It weighs less so its much easier to move around and therefore quicker apples. New sensor shift technology can stabilize an image five times faster than regular lens optical image. Stabilization last year, this tech was only available on the iphone 12 promax, but this year apple has applied the floating sensor, tech to the main camera sensor of all 13 variants.
You can see the four large magnets that manipulate the sensor inside of the lens and on the sensor side there are little copper pads at each corner that can be moved by the magnetic field, tiny tiny tech, but makes for a pretty cool system. Large professional cameras ive been using this kind of stabilization for a while now like on the inside of my gh5. This is the same camera i used to film my videos with the sensor moves around inside of the housing and, as far as i know, apple is the only smartphone manufacturer to implement this style of stabilization into a smartphone nice work apple thumbs up for that ill. Put the sensor back into the lens itll be interesting to see if this thing still works. When i put the whole thing back together again, one thing im pretty proud of actually is that weve managed to incorporate that sensor. Shifting camera lens hardware into my tear down skin and since the hardware exists in all iphone 13 models, each one of them will have the copper accents around the main camera. I think we did a pretty good job ill put a link down in the description. So you can grab a tear down skin for your own phone lets, go deeper to remove the motherboard ill unsnap snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap off 10, more ribbon cables, just like an entire box of legos pop out the sim card tray and Remove two large standoff screws with our fourth screwdriver bit and this is it the entire brains of the iphone 13 pro max double stacked solder together, motherboards super consolidated for some reason i cant remember the name of apples.
Processor, though, i think it was b14 cryogenic im, not good with names, but wait theres more a fourth camera. A lidar camera is also sitting inside the massive rear camera. Lens apple mostly uses this guy for low light, auto focusing up at the top of the phone. We can remove three more screws pop off a little metal thingy and remove a fourth standoff, and then our loudspeaker is free, along with the front facing cameras that are tucked underneath that speaker. These cameras make up the face id scanning stuff, with a dot projector and an infrared camera. The regular 12 megapixel front facing selfie camera does have electronic stabilization down at the bottom of the iphone 13. We have 12 more screws once those are gone. Theres, a piece of tape holding down the loudspeaker to the taptic engine. Apples fancy word for a vibrator that provides haptic feedback ill, make a dedicated video about vibrators at some point in the future. This little guy actually does some pretty cool things. At first glance, the iphone 13 pro doesnt appear to have any balls inside that bottom loudspeaker. But if you stab it in just the right place, we can indeed see the little guys these provide more surface area inside the speaker for the sound to reverberate off of making the speaker sound larger than it actually is. The charging port ribbon is the last ribbon down here at the bottom of the phone, and if we count there are another, eight screws spread out all over even sticking sideways into the frame.
Its pretty crazy in here. So much so in fact that all of these little bumps on the charging port ribbon say apple uses too many screws in chinese braille. Its funny because you dont know if im joking or not and tim cooks probably going to go check. Finally, the battery, which does have magical pull tabs Music apple, has expanded the battery capacity just slightly this year. Music and these pull tabs are the only repairable thing about this phone watch them be gone next year. With these two pull tabs pulled, we can lift up the battery to find two much smaller pull tabs up at the top which we could have also enjoyed, but i didnt see them this years. Iphone 13 pro max has 4 325 milliamp hours, pretty solid increase over last years 3687. for reference. I still need about 6 000 of these batteries to match the capacity of the electric hummer im building. Finally, the last layer of coolness inside of the iphone 13 pro max is the wireless charging and magnets on the back. You can see the copper, coils and outlines of the 20 magnets and, like i dont, want to show off, but its all identically mirrored on my tear down skin from outside the phone ill. Throw down some double sided tape to keep the battery from jiggling around. After its put back together assembling this thing is basically exactly like the nightmare: youd expect it to be, while putting the bottom loudspeaker back into the phone.
I discovered that the balls are leaking everywhere. A little piece of tape will solve that problem. Another real problem, though, is that lets say you want to replace anything in here. The battery the screen or the cameras youll get perpetual warning messages saying that youre not using genuine apple components, even if the components you used were harvested from a genuine apple phone apple has tied every individual component to the phone it was created with and with that Capability is one step away from blocking all third party repairs, which is insane no other industry is like this. I can change the tires on my car or my windshield, my oil alternator or exhaust or my graphics card in my computer. The memory sticks or the colored fans. I can fix those things because i actually own them, but if i cant replace the components inside of my own iphone without daddy apples permission, do i really own my iphone, i think not apple still owns the iphone. You thought you paid for yeah, putting a case or screen protector on your phone, can prolong his life and avoid paying apples, exorbitant, repair prices. But i think we can all agree its a little messed up, especially when these phones are costing as much as my first car. Personally, i was able to harvest parts from a broken note 10, plus to keep my own phone around for a few more years, and apple is doing everything they can to prevent that same situation with their phones.
Apple sells about 200 million phones a year, so repairing them is a big deal and yeah theyd sell a few less if they allowed repairs, but it would be much better overall for your wallet and the planet if they did its hard to take any of apples. Environmental recycling progress seriously when they arent doing the reducing and reusing parts. First, the broken camera is in place along with the screen and all the metal plates screwed down next to the a15 bionic and to everyones. Surprise, including my own. Everything still works, sometimes youll need to plug it in to get the screen to power up. Anker is the official charging partner of j rig everything, so i use their fast chargers and cables ill. Get the two pentalobe screws back into the base of the phone and even more surprising than the phone still turning on. Is that the bus setup camera module is actually still functioning even after having ripped the sensor away from the lens to double check, i can put my finger over the lowest lens, the one we destroyed and its still seeing my finger kind of mind. Blowing the phone. Can definitely survive repairs if apple would just let them happen, have you ever repaired your own phone or had it repaired? Let me know down in the comments hit that subscribe button.